Dating site by tom
British playboy: Billy Thomas is said to be behind JDI Dating which was fined in the US for using 'virtual cupids' to lure singles into signing up for paid subscriptions - something the site continues to do Last month the firm paid nearly £400,000 to settle a case in the US brought by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for allegedly using 'virtual Cupids' to encourage internet users to sign up to a website.
Within minutes of creating a profile one of its reporters was contacted by a 23-year-old woman, but when he tried to reply to her the journalist was redirected to a subscription page, where he was informed he could sign up for a £101 a year.
The women in the case are from Connecticut, California and Illinois.He also noticed that some of the email addresses are marked as “potential users.” It’s not totally clear why someone might be marked as a “potential” user.One file also contains around 790,000 private messages sent between users, which deal with everything from religious discussion and small talk to marriage proposals.“I wanna marry you if u agree I send my photos and deatails ,” one message reads.“You will enjoy when u speak to me,” another reads.The government is going to dismiss 11 counts of money laundering at sentencing, which is scheduled for February. District Court in Worcester said more than ,000 was stolen from five people.
Paperwork filed in Florida, where Fleming was arrested, said he stole money from women who were interested in dating websites. The scheme, records show, took place from January 2013 through April 2014.A JDI Dating spokesman told The Sunday Times of the FTC fine last month: 'JDI has reached a solution to these issues with the regulatory authority without admitting any wrongdoing, and thus will not respond point by point to the issues raised.